Matt Andersen, Old Man Luedecke
Friday March 1, 2024 09:30 PM EST
CRITIC’S PICK: Frequent Eddie’s visitor Andersen likely comes heads south from his Canadian home to warm up in the winter. Thankfully, he also heats up his audiences as he lays into searing soul vocals that crackle with passion and intensity. With or without a band, his voice fills the room creating a soul, folk, gospel and roots rock groove. It’s in full display on his recent, sizzling The Big Bottle of Joy release. — Hal Horowitz
From the venue:When Matt Andersen steps on stage, he brings a lifetime of music to every note he plays. His latest album, The Big Bottle of Joy, is all about hard-won celebration; a dozen songs infused with raw blues-rock, rollicking Americana, thoughtful folk, and ecstatic gospel. Andersen’s stage presence is informed by decades of cutting his teeth in dusty clubs, dim-lit bars, and grand theaters all over the world, delivering soulful performances that run the gamut from intimate to wall-shaking. In the studio, he’s always brought the same attention to detail and commitment to craft as he has to his live show, and the result — a multi-faceted and poignant body of work — has led him to amass over 28 million streams on Spotify and 26 million views on YouTube.